Polar Routes is a tour operator that specialises in expedition cruises to the Polar Regions and beyond. We take great pride in our unrivalled knowledge of the ships, itineraries and these wonderful destinations. We understand the importance of our client’s investment and that, for many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All the ships and operators in our programme have been hand-selected by us to ensure they offer the very best quality and value. All monies entrusted are ATOL protected for our client's complete peace of mind.
Having started from scratch in a tiny office above a pizza shop, today we have grown into a leading provider of expedition cruises to the Polar Regions. As you can imagine there is a passionate, entrepreneurial spirit in everything we do. We are creative in our thinking and are always looking at ways we can do things differently to stand out amongst our competition. We undoubtedly remain as ambitious as the day we started and have big plans for the future.
We were recently honoured to be included in the prestigious Top 20 of the Best Workplaces in Travel 2022! This was a huge achievement for us and thanks to a joint effort from the whole team.
All of our staff had the opportunity to complete an independent survey which asked them to prioritise the things that were important to them in creating a best place to work. The survey then went on to ask them to score how we performed against each of those criteria.
You can view all the details of that survey here
To be recognised as the best in what we do, by all those involved – our customers, our employees, and our partners.
We understand that true success comes from nurturing the people and environments behind the business, as well as those in front of it. It's for this reason that we have clear company values that underpin everything that we do as a business, and how we act as an employer. Each of our five core values has its own team, made up of employees from across the company, and led by an appointed Value Ambassador. These teams are responsible for ensuring their value is consistently upheld and interwoven into everything we do: through actions, activities, policies and other efforts, which are regularly monitored, changed and adapted according to our ever-evolving needs.
Our five core values are;
Commitment To Clients: We strive to meet and exceed our expectations with both our holidays and service.
Responsible & Sustainable: We never forget that the adventures of both staff and clients are made possible by a beautiful planet with a wealth of different cultures. We aim to operate holidays that respect and give back to the environments and communities we explore.
Collaboration & Support: We believe a company cannot grow unless those within it do. We work cooperatively to learn from one another, and we encourage and reward ambition.
Health & Wellbeing: Our greatest strength is our people, and we believe that a happy and healthy workplace brings success.
Innovation and Improvement: We bring our curiosity about the world to work and commit to new opportunities with enthusiasm. We continuously work to better our holidays and practices to grow as a business and as individuals.
For more information on our values, please click here
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From your first booking with us, you’ll become a member of My Routes Rewards and begin collecting points for every holiday you book!
We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.
Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.